The region’s bloggers will be getting out of their comfy clothes and into their Spring finery for the second annual Morning Call Best of the Blogs awards (also known as My Choice Voice). If you are a facebook friend or twitter follower of mine, you’ve probably had enough of my campaigning for your vote for The Corner Seat these past two weeks. Voting closed this past Sunday and the ballots have been tabulated; all that remains is the official proclamation of winners.
This year the crop of bloggers has grown tremendously and the stakes are high. Many quality blogs are vying for the coveted Morning Call designation as best of the Valley in their respective categories. Some excellent bloggers will walk away tomorrow evening with a framed certificate and bragging rights for the year. There will also be a link to each award winning blog on the Morning Call’s website. The exposure that a blogger can gain by being linked to the area’s largest newspaper is priceless.
Unfortunately due to sheer numbers not everyone will win an award, but that does not make those blogs any less worthy of your reading. We are lucky in the Valley to have a great deal of talented bloggers writing about a diverse range of topics. From political watchdogs, foodies and personal reflection, there is something for just about everyone’s taste.
The Corner Seat is excited and honored to have been nominated in three categories by our peers. We count many of the bloggers nominated amongst our friends and wish the best to all. I feel all of the nominees equally deserve recognition for their efforts. Well established blogs will be competing against promising newcomers and it is anyone’s guess which ones will bring home the cheese.
Win or lose, I am looking forward to seeing old friends and new at the awards ceremony which will be held tomorrow evening at Allentown’s Symphony Hall. The last time most of us assembled in one room was this past January when the Express Times Newspaper held a blogger networking/meet and greet session at Bethlehem’s Steelstacks. This session was an informative mix of social interaction and tips for reaching a larger audience.
The Lehigh Valley bloggers are a great group of people who share a collaborative rather than competitive mindset. If you are looking for interesting reading I suggest you browse through the blogroll on our homepage. New blogs are continuously being added as I discover them.
The 2nd Annual My Choice Voice-Best of the Blogs Awards will be held at Allentown’s Symphony Hall Thursday, March 29th at 7pm. For directions and parking information click here
Follow us on Twitter! @thecornerseat